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Real Name: Unrevealed

Identity/Class: Human mutate, unconventional weapon user (World War II era);
   citizen of Germany

Occupation: Saboteur, killer, scientist, chemist, musician

Group Membership: Nazi Party

Affiliations: Adolf Hitler, the German Army

Enemies: Patriot (Jeff Mace), U.S. Army

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: An old house at the end of a block near Broadway in New York City, New York

First Appearance: Human Torch Comics#5A/4 (Summer 1941)

Powers/Abilities: The Veiled Violinist was an excellent chemist. He invented a chemical that softened the human bones for two hours. The mixture was a protection against a weapon he had discovered, and the chemical didn't produce negative effects on a human body. He was also a scientist that studied the vibrations and a way to wreck buildings with them. He succeeded in his studies using a violin and a high weird note that, when played, could grind to dust every bone in the body of an adult human being.

Weaknesses: His body had been affected by the crushing note, but not enough to kill him. His body and face were disfigured so he had to wear a veil in order not to scare people.

Weapons: The weapon he used was not anything special, a simple violin, coupled with the protective bone softener chemical. The killing note was ineffective or barely effective against the bones of children, because they are more flexible and less hard.

Height: Unrevealed (less than 6'; before the accident, probably around 6')
Weight: Unrevealed (approximately less than 180 lbs.)
Eyes: Black
Hair: Black

head shotHistory:
(Human Torch Comics#5A/4) - The scientist of vibration that later became a violinist killer was researching a way to use vibrations to break things. His contribution to the German war effort had to be a weapon that smashed buildings using vibrations. In one of his experiments with his violin he found a note whose vibrations affected the human body. The discovery was painful, because the weird high note hit his own bones, disfiguring him.

    Surviving, and extending his research, the scientist created a chemical that softened the bones of a human body so that they became unaffected by the destroying note for two hours.

    His weapon was considered so efficient that the Führer in person ordered the scientist to go and sabotage the US on their own territory.

    Once in New York, the scientist disguised himself as an old beggar violinist playing for the people on Broadway, hiding his maimed face. He also set a radio up in order to communicate his murders to Germany.

    The first victim of his music was an army officer that died in front of three children. The Veiled Violinist however didn't care enough to cover his tracks, because he was noticed and followed by Jeff Mace. The Violinist broke his violin on Mace's head! And he would have finished the job, had not Jack Casey and Mary Morgan arrived on the scene. The Violinist escaped unseen while Mace recovered.

  Two days later, the Violinist found the perfect event to prove his loyalty to the Führer. While an U.S. Army parade marched through one of Broadway's streets, the Violinist played the mortal, weird note from a hotel nearby. Not only the soldiers died in agony, with their bodies warped, but also the civilians attending the parade.
    Meanwhile, the Patriot (Jeff Mace) was on the Violinist's tracks. He found the man that mended the broken violin and received the Violinist's address from him. The Patriot went to his house, found the short wave receiving and sending radio and the bone softener.
    That evening, when the Veiled Violinist went back home, he found the Patriot inside his home, played the weird killer note and the Patriot fell down screaming, but it was a ruse because earlier the Patriot had drunk some of the bone softener, thus being spared from the atrocious death. The Patriot jumped on the killer and subdued him, obtaining a full confession. However, when the Patriot coerced the killer to play the killing note by the radio, to kill the Nazi at the other side of the line, the violinist refused, and preferred death, jumping out of the window.

Comments: Created by Ray Gill and Sid Greene.

    A so talented human being, twisted by the war and by extreme beliefs. His contribution to humanity could have been far more useful and better.

    A show, whose star was the actress Sara Suole, was advertised in the alley where the violinist downed Mace.

    Beware the violin-armed Klaw, even more dangerous than the siren-armed one. Or not.

Profile by Spidermay

The Veiled Violinist has no known connections to:

Human Torch Comics#5A/4, p1, pan2 (Violinist, main image)
Human Torch Comics#5A/4, p2, pan2 (head shot)

Human Torch Comics#5A/4 (Summer 1941) - Ray Gill (writer), Sid Greene (artist), Joe Simon (editor)

First posted: 08/03/2021
Last updated
: 08/03/2021

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